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Irish Soda Bread Recipe - Food Fun Friday

This Irish Soda Bread Recipe is perfect to make with kids as you get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 373kcal
Author Vicky


  • 4 cups of flour
  • cup of sugar + ½ tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup of butter milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of melted butter for brushing on top
  • ½ cup of raisins


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, ⅓ cup of sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and softened butter. Mix in the buttermilk and egg until dough starts to form, then fold in raisins. If dough is still crumbly, add a splash of buttermilk until it comes together.
  • Knead dough on a floured surface. Form into a round loaf.
  • Brush the top of the loaf with ¼ cup of melted butter then sprinkle ½ tablespoon of sugar on top.
  • Cut an X into the top of the loaf using a sharp knife.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Test to see if it is done by inserting a toothpick into the center and checking to see that it comes out clean. If the loaf is too thick, the center might take longer to bake. Simply place some foil over the top of the loaf and continue baking until done.


Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2.7mg